Career Development Opportunities

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Public / Private Sector Opportunities

POSITION: Biologist Trainee, Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division

DESCRIPTION: Organize and lead a robust public education program focused on ticks, mosquitoes and spotted lantern flies, including but not limited to website, social media, brochures, tables at health fairs and other public events, library displays, lesson plans, presentations to various groups (schools, gardeners clubs, environmental associations, etc.). Assist Research Scientist with Tick Identification program, including handling of specimens, inquiries from the public, writing reports, and communicating results. Assist mosquito entomologists with vector surveillance and insect resistance monitoring. Assist Research Scientist with laboratory work such as DNA extraction and testing of ticks.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Entomology, Public Health, Science Education, Biology, Ecology or related field. Comfort with public speaking and communicating scientific information. Experience working with insects and/or creating educational materials. Willingness to adjust work hours for night/weekend events. Familiar with MS Office programs e.g. PowerPoint and Excel, as well as social media. Bilingual in Spanish is welcomed but not required.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Complete Application to County of Monmouth found at https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=1353. Indicate Biologist Trainee for “Title applying for.” Email completed application to mc-humanresources@co.monmouth.nj.us and mosquitoes@co.monmouth.nj.us

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POSITION: Senior Program Director, Kern Mosquito & Vector Control District

DESCRIPTION: The Scientific Program Director (SPD) oversees laboratory operations to ensure accurate and consistent surveillance and testing procedures. The incumbent trains, mentors, and evaluates laboratory staff to ensure quality control, safety, and record maintenance. SPD organizes and conducts high standard research projects independently or in collaboration with external institutions, prepares reports, and presents results at the annual Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) conference. Similarly, SPD provides biological and entomological services and covers the illustrative tasks of the Entomologist/Lab Technician if and when the position is not filled.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Bachelor’s degree in entomology or related fields (biology, ecology, epidemiology, etc.). Preferred - Master’s degree in entomology or related field (biology, ecology, epidemiology,parasitology, etc.).

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Position open until filled.

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POSITION: Staff Entomologist/Education Specialist, National Pest Management Association

DESCRIPTION: The Staff Entomologist / Educational Specialist is responsible for development of technical support materials and providing entomological and scientific support for NPMA members and to other NPMA departments.

QUALIFICATIONS: A graduate level degree in entomology or related sciences. Pest management industry experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applicants should send cover letter, resume/CV, and salary requirements to Dr. Mike Bentley, Director of Education and Training, at mbentley@pestworld.org.

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Academic Opportunities

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Mosquito Population Biologist/Ecologist, University of California, Riverside

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at the University of California invites applicants for an Assistant Professor to develop an innovative, field-oriented, research program on the population dynamics and community ecology of mosquitoes. This is a 9 month, tenure-track position. The position will be available July 1, 2022. Research should focus on mosquito population biology and ecology, and include studying aquatic habitats in urban, agricultural and natural areas. Research may also include studies on the epidemiology of mosquito-transmitted pathogens of humans.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Entomology or in the Biological Sciences. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in population biology and ecology of human disease vectors in aquatic habitats, preferably mosquitoes.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online by Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time).

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POSITION: Research Assistant I – Lab, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health

DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will support the research of the Department and of the Catteruccia Laboratory, focusing on parasite-vector interactions. The insectary technician is responsible for helping to rear multiple mosquito colonies, maintain the insectary facilities and plan the growth and development of mosquitoes to meet the research needs of Laboratory/Department members.

QUALIFICATIONS: Some experience with parasite in vitro culturing, mosquito rearing and/or microscopy is an advantage, as is general experience working with biosafety level 2+ pathogens. The successful candidate is required to interact and coordinate work with a large variety of other staff and researchers including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and senior scientists, as needed for each responsibility. Other basic laboratory duties may be required as needed.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online using link below.

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POSITION: University of Idaho Faculty Cluster Hire in Modeling and Data Science

We are pleased to announce a Faculty Cluster Hire in Modeling and Data Science. The University of Idaho will add up to six faculty at the assistant or associate level. We are looking for outstanding researchers who use diverse modeling skills to address public health challenges along the continuum from pathogen dynamics at the human-wildlife interface, to emerging disease prediction and prevention, to rural health disparities. See link below for further information and application instructions.

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Temporary / Seasonal Opportunities

POSITION: Seasonal Field Technician, Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project

DESCRIPTION: The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project located in Pittsfield, MA is currently seeking applicants to fill three (3) seasonal field technician positions. The Seasonal Field Technicians performs operational functions necessary for surveillance and control of mosquitoes and detection and response to isolations of arbovirus in local towns. These are short term position and do not included benefits other than earned sick leave. Positions start in April / May and continue through November 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply through MassCareer Job Opportunities position 220001KT

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Postdoctoral / Fellowships

POSITION: CDC Vector-Borne Bacterial Diseases Entomology and Ecology Fellowship, Fort Collins, CO

DESCRIPTION: Under the guidance of a mentor (Entomology and Ecology Team personnel), the selected participant will gain experience in pathogen detection in ticks using established protocols (DNA extraction, real-time PCR, sequencing) and one or more of the following: Tick identification using published taxonomic keys and molecular assays designed to differential morphologically similar species; field collection of ticks; maintaining records in electronic databases; mapping and modeling tick distributions within a GIS framework; assay development, research on tick/pathogen control methods, enzootic maintenance of Lyme disease spirochetes, laboratory-based vector competency/transmission efficiency studies, and/or flea identification and associated fieldwork.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by June 2022. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. Previous experience working with arthropods (ticks, mosquitoes or fleas) or training in molecular methods is preferred. The selected individual will learn all procedures involved in the research.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online by May 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM Eastern.

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POSITION: Postdoctoral Positions in Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases, Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

DESCRIPTION: The Lin Laboratory at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to study host-pathogen interactions of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in multi-institutional, collaborative projects. We are particularly interested in defining the mechanisms of transmission and persistence by Lyme disease bacteria and other tickborne pathogens in reservoir animals. Prior experience in tackling the host-pathogen interactions using any of the following approaches are welcome: bacterial genetics, host immune responses, phylogenomics, or vector biology.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Please submit a CV (3 pages or less); a letter summarizing research interests, experience, and goals (1 page or less); and the names and phone numbers/e-mail of three references to: Dr. Yi-Pin Lin Ph.D., Research Scientist IV, E-mail: Yi-Pin.Lin@health.ny.gov

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POSITION: Postdoctoral Positions Available in the Aksoy Lab, Yale University

DESCRIPTION: We are inviting motivated Postdoctoral Scientists to join our group to study the physiology, and the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in host-pathogen interactions in the tsetse fly-African trypanosome system. We study the role of the fly immune system and the influences of tsetse’s endosymbiotic bacteria in the parasite infection process.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will likely have (a) a recent (4-years) PhD degree in entomology, microbiology or immunology or a related discipline; (b) a track record of research productivity , as evidenced by first authored original publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals; (c) experience in–omics based technologies, and parasite or insect cultures; (d) experience with BSL2 procedures; (e) independence to lead a project as well as willingness to work in a team; (f) an open mind to learn new methods from collaborators and (g) good scientific presentation and writing skills. Previous experience in immunology, parasitology and bioinformatics are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested candidates may send a CV, personal statement and contact information for three references to Serap Aksoy (serap.aksoy@yale.edu). Interested candidates can obtain additional information on our work https://ysph.yale.edu/profile/serap_aksoy

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POSITION: Postdoctoral Position, Vector Genomics Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

DESCRIPTION: The Norris laboratory, located in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral position focusing on mosquito vector genomics and biology. The Norris laboratory is interested in understanding genetic diversity and molecular markers/barcodes that can be used to confirm mosquito identity. This involves development and validation of molecular genetic tools, phylogenetic analysis including spatiotemporal population level studies, and association with vector-borne pathogen incidence.

QUALIFICATIONS: A thorough understanding of mosquito biology and mosquito genomics is required. The responsibilities include isolation of nucleic acids for sequencing and PCR studies, development of barcode based tools for mosquito identification, assembly and annotation of mosquito genome data as it becomes available, and association of genetic data with biology of interest (i.e. mosquito immunity, microbial load association, ecological associations, etc.). Thus, a combination of computational, programming and molecular bench skills is required.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: The position is available immediately for one year (with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year contingent on satisfactory performance). We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, writing/publication sample and contact information of three references. Contact: Dr. Douglas Norris douglas.norris@jhu.edu

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POSITION: Several Opportunities at the Estelle Martin Lab at University of Florida

DESCRIPTION: The laboratory of Invertebrate Vectors of Disease and Public Health lead by Dr. Estelle Martin in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida is seeking to fill several academic positions:

  • PhD student to use cell culture, quantitative Real-Time PCR and Next generation sequencing to assess the virome composition of major mosquito vectors including Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus.
  • MS student to evaluate alternative mosquito control strategies. In particular, the student will assess the impact of the In2Care mosquito traps on container breeding mosquitoes including Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus by measuring entomological outcomes including adult and immature densities.

HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Review of applications is currently ongoing. Positions open until filled. See link below for additional information.

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

eCornell Online Program in the Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods

The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program on the biology of arthropods — both insects and related forms — that impact human health. You will explore the fascinating biology, behaviors, and disease-transmission processes of a range of organisms, with special emphasis on the most important groups, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will also learn about specific diseases associated with these vectors that can be passed on to humans. The course is appropriate for those working in healthcare and vector-borne disease control, those who train and supervise outdoor workers, and will also be useful for students of vector biology who may not have access to other courses on this topic. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available.

Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.

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eCornell Online Program in Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance

The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 3-week online training program to help you understand the tools, methodology, and best practices for the surveillance of arthropod vectors, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to design an effective vector surveillance program in your local jurisdiction. The course is intended to train and create a network of public health practitioners, from a variety of backgrounds, in entomology and in the approaches, techniques, and skills required for effective surveillance programs. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available.

Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.

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American Mosquito Control Association e-Modules

The e-modules cover basic mosquito biology, surveillance and control with an emphasis on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

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Certification in Public Health Entomology

The Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (MCE-VBD) is offering a certificate in Public Health Entomology to recognize and provide basic skills related to the surveillance and management of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. The certification process is open to anyone affiliated with MCE-VBD partner organizations with interest in developing skills in vector-borne disease surveillance and control.

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CDC Learning Tools for Health Care Providers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide web-based continuing medical educational (CME) resources for health care providers on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as other tickborne diseases.

Lyme Disease CME Tickborne Disease Videos Rocky Mountain spotted fever Toolkit


DODD Short Courses

The FMCA’s Dodd Short Courses will be held virtually (Introduction to Mosquito Control course only) January 24th – 28th and in-person (all other courses) January 31st – February 3rd. Online registration deadline is January 21, 2022.

Dodd Short Courses Virtual Dodd Introduction to Mosquito Control


Entomological Society of America Certification Programs

The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation offers two certification programs for professionals who work with insects:

  • Board Certified Entomologist - program for professional entomologists with degrees in entomology or a closely-related field
  • Associate Certified Entomologist - program for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work, but without academic training required of professional entomologists
  • Public Health Entomologist (PHE) Certificate - program for pest management professionals who work with pests that pose a health risk

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Entomological Society of America Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative

Graduate Students and Postdocs in Entomology: Are you looking for tools and training to make yourself stand out as you look for the next step in your career? ESA’s new Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative will help you develop the leadership capacity and “soft skills” sought after in today’s highly collaborative work environments—both within and beyond academia.

Join us in 2021 for a six-month program that will guide you in identifying your current areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Each month of the program will focus on a unique theme in leadership and soft-skill development. Applications for 2021 are now closed.

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EPA Integrated Pest Management Webinars

The EPA Center for Integrated Pest Management hosts a yearly webinar series featuring experts from across the country relaying educational and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs in your facilities and environments.

Upcoming Webinars Previous Webinars


Global Vector Hub: Directory of Medical Entomology Courses

TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages. For each course, session dates, course outline, fees, language of instruction and responsible managers are listed.

Follow the link below to gain access to the directory. Please register on Global Vector Hub.

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Mosquito Training Course for Pest Managers

The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is pleased to announce a new online course in mosquito training for pest managers. Participants who complete the 11 modules in the course will learn to identify and understand the mosquitoes of major importance in the urban environment, their life cycles, the general methods of control, personal protective equipment required for safe insecticide application, and the laws and regulations governing mosquito control for the urban pest management industry.

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NACCHO’s Practical Guide to Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity

The National Association of County and City Health Officials and its vector control workgroup members identified the need for a focused, practical guide to help local health departments build new local mosquito control programs or enhance existing capabilities in the core competencies.

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NEHA Vectors & Pests Webinars

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) produces open-access webinars to improve the capacity of environmental health to identify and understand emerging vectors found in the United States. The NEHA Vector & Pests Webinars page provides up-to-date information on vector control topics and resources used to protect the public of the transmission of vector-borne diseases.

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Online Tick Training Course

The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases has developed an online tick training course, now available! This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. This self-paced course is eligibile for 2 FDACS CEUs.

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Pesticide Safety Education Program, Distance Learning Center

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (CCE-PSEP), is a federally-mandated program that has been a nationally-recognized leader in pesticide safety education for over 40 years. Their mission is to promote the safe use of pesticides to help reduce risks to applicators, consumers, and the environment. PSEP provides pesticide certification and training throughout New York state and serves as an unbiased source of pesticide information for applicators, researchers and the general public.These courses often carry continuing education credits accepted by New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and West Virginia. Available courses include toxicity of pesticides, insect biocontrol, integrated tick management, introduction to developing IPM strategies, and more.

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Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)

A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. Program emphasized the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread disease.

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Additional Career Websites

American Mosquito Control Association

AMCA Careers


American Public Health Association

APHA Jobs


American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

ASTMH Career Center


Entomological Society of America

ESA Job Site


Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California

MVCAC Jobs & RFPs


National Association of County and City Health Officials

NACCHO Career Network


New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

NJMCA Job Announcements


Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases

MCE-VBD Jobs PacVec Jobs SEVBD Jobs WGCVBD Jobs


Society for Vector Ecology

SOVE Opportunities


Texas A&M University Entomology Job Board

TAMU Ento Jobs

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We are eager to work with partners in our region to promote opportunities in career development and training in vector-borne disease and public health. If you have an opportunity you would like us to share, please contact us today!